USMNT manager Gregg Berhalter has named a squad for a pair of friendlies later this month, that might be the most talented squad the U.S. has ever named.
The 2002 U.S. team that reached the quarter-finals of the World Cup was arguably the best team of the modern era, but Berhalter has a young team, average age is 21 years, that is comprised entirely of players who play in Europe.
Traditionally, U.S. players in Europe played for second-tier clubs. But never with the elite clubs. That has changed now with nine American’s playing in the Champions League this season including RB Leipzig’s Tyler Adams, Barcelona’s Sergino Dest, Juventus’ Weston McKennie and Chelsea’s Christian Pulisic.